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Ray Atkins: The Reading Years
From: 28 Jan 2017 To: 06 May 2017
CONTINUES UNTIL 6 MAY. The painter Ray Atkins works on a monumental scale. He will be 80 this year and still works outside, in places that he loves, come rain or shine, in the same driven way that he has since the 1960s.
Between 1968 and 1974 he...
Community Display - Freemasonry in Berkshire: A Not-So-Secret Look at 300 Years of Heritage
From: 14 Feb 2017 To: 27 May 2017
Part of the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry being celebrated nationally, Berkshire Freemasons are staging this community display to reveal how Freemasonry developed from the 1700s into a significant social institution. It will also explore how mo...
Two Day Mixed Media Workshop: Under Construction
From: 25 Feb 2017 To: 04 Mar 2017
A two-day workshop (on 25 February and 4 March) with local artist and inspirational tutor Cath Baldwin.
Join Cath to respond to the Ray Atkins exhibition using a variety of media. You will explore colour, collage, mark making a...
Bayeux Tapestry Tour
One day event: 25 Feb 2017
Enjoy a guided tour of the famous full-size facsimile Tapestry – no need to book. Every Saturday in the Bayeux Gallery.
2.15pm - 3pm, on Saturdays
Suggested donation £2, drop in
Reading Museum Gallery Tour
Join one of our trained volunteers for an introductory tour to the galleries.
Our volunteers begin the tour with an update on the Abbey Quarter project; find out about the exciting plans to transform Reading’s Abbey precinct into a u...
Friends of Reading Museum Annual Lecture
Laura Cumming, art critic and writer, fell in love with the paintings of the great Spanish painter Velazquez and discovered that her passion had been matched in the nineteenth century by a print seller in Reading, John Snare. Snare spent hi...
Tales for Tots - Story-time for the under 5s
One day event: 01 Mar 2017
Enjoy a story using objects from our collection. Every Wednesday in the Green Space or Window Gallery.
10.30am - 11.30am, on Wednesdays
Free, just drop in
Changes in Britain from the Stone-age to the Iron-age
Prehistory Inset Session
‘Changes in Britain from the Stone-age to the Iron-age’
Discover Prehistory and how it can be brought alive in your classroom to inspire and develop a deeper understanding of the topic.
Using real o...
One day event: 02 Mar 2017
Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room.
12.00pm - 4.00pm, on Thursdays
One day event: 04 Mar 2017
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